In his own words:

I stayed up late one night when I was fifteen to watch the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line. This music thing looks interesting, I thought. A few weeks later, I saw the movie Ray, and got absolutely hooked on the piano. I clanked away on my great-grandmothers’ piano for about six months until my parents capitulated and got me some piano lessons for my birthday. I’m so grateful that they did. Within four years I had my ABRSM grade 8 with distinction, picking up classical singing along the way and getting a distinction for that too. After graduating in music, I collected various experiences as a freelancer and was fortunate to organise and deliver musical engagement for Middlesbrough Town Hall. My task at NYCGB is that work on a national scale, allowing me to bring the joy of music to young people across the country.

For NYCGB:

Ben stewards the Learning and Engagement programme, organising workshop activity across the country, course open days, and first access activity.

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